Reviews of articles from: CNN

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Popular story on Fox2Now accurately describes 2017 global temperature, sea ice extent

in Fox2News, CNN, by Brandon Miller, Fox2News Staff

“The article is factually correct. The reality that Arctic sea ice is getting younger is not so well known from the public, so such an article is welcome.
The article’s title and the front video are about sea ice, but most of the rest of the text is about global temperatures.”

— 04 Dec 2018


New satellite measurements show sea level rise is accelerating, as CNN accurately reports

in CNN, by Brandon Miller

“Global geological sea-level data, data from tide gauge and now satellite data all show that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating. These accelerations in sea level is a cause for great concern.”

— 15 Feb 2018


In Paris Agreement op-ed, US Senator Ted Cruz misrepresents the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

in CNN, by Senator Ted Cruz

Sen. Cruz’s article cites a single report that assessed only the costs of climate actions, relying on a series of assumptions that maximized those estimated costs, and that excluded the benefits of avoided climate change and of renewable sources of energy.

— 31 May 2017


Analysis of “Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles”

in CNN, by Brandon Miller

“Well outlined and balanced article, describing the evident link between low sea ice and climate warming and the melt-albedo feedback, but also mentioning the role of weather and short-time variability.”

— 24 Nov 2016


Analysis of “9 questions on rising seas”

in CNN, by John Sutter

“This article does a very good job at presenting the main aspects of sea level rise and how it will impact coastal regions…”

— 12 May 2015


CLAIM REVIEWS

In CNN interview, William Happer incorrectly claims temperatures don’t match climate model projections

CLAIM
"The temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. You know, it’s much, much less, factors of 2 or 3 less."

SOURCE: William Happer, CNN, 22 April 2017

VERDICT

In CNN interview, William Happer misleads about the impact of rising carbon dioxide on plant life

CLAIM
"there's this myth that's developed around carbon dioxide that it's a pollutant […] Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, it’s something that plants love."

SOURCE: William Happer, CNN, 22 April 2017

VERDICT